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Zeppelin Observatory in Ny-Ålesund (Zeppelin)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Norwegian Polar Institute
Address:
Hansine Hansens veg 18, The Norwegian Historical Data Centre, Tromsø, PO: N-9037 (Norway)
Location
Zeppelin Mountain 78°54'29, Zeppelin Observatory (Norway)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Norway
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2000
Timeline
Being upgraded since 1999 to 2000
Operational since 1990 to 1999
Scientific Description
Observatory for atmospheric research and monitoring, and the northernmost Norwegian observatory. Located at 78°54'29"N 11°52'53"E, 475 m.a.s.l. on the Zeppelin Mountain, just south of the research village Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard.

Part of a network of very important global observatories for atmospheric measurements, and part of several regional and global monitoring networks.

Owned by the Norwegian Polar Institute, which is responsible for development, maintenance, daily management and safety. The Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) is responsible for scientific coordination.

The primary users of the Zeppelin Observatory are NILU, Stockholm University (SU) and the Norwegian Polar Institute. Other institutions also have instruments and measurement programmes here, run permanently or on a campaign basis.

Officially opened in 1990, but after some time of operation the building did not satisfy the requirements for operation of advanced instruments. The old observatory was demolished in 1999, and a new one was built on the same location. Officially re-opened in May 2000.

RI Keywords
Aerosols, Ozone, Air, Climate observations, Radiation, Alpine meteorology, Meteorology, Greenhouse gases, Earth observations, Polar, Atmosphere
Classifications
RI Category
Polar and Cryospheric Research Infrastructures
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Services
Atmospheric Measurements
Date of last update: 09/08/2018